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From Edutopia, May 4, 2020

A Powerful Model for Understanding Good Tech Integration

By Youki Terada

The biggest obstacle to teaching online probably isn’t the technology.

Teachers seek out educational technology, in fact, because it can have considerable positive impacts on student performance. The big problem is how to integrate it: Beyond the sheer number of tech tools available, researchers identified inadequate professional development and training as the primary obstacle to using technology productively in classrooms.

As part of our effort at Teach It Online Now to share thought leadership with you, today we are posting this article from Edutopia. It outlines a powerful conceptual tool to think about technology integration—and edtech’s best uses—the SAMR model.

SAMR stands for SUBSTITION, AUGMENTATION, MODIFICATION, and REDEFINTION.

The article also encourages teachers to consider these questions:

  • How can my lesson be improved using technology?
  • How can I engage and empower students through technology?
  • How can online learning more closely resemble authentic, real-world learning?

Read the full article here.


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